Holiday homes in Candelaria are located away from Tenerife’s tourist trail, on a part of the coastline dotted with fishing villages and natural volcanic beaches. This is an ideal spot for couples who want to be close to Tenerife’s most popular destinations, but still able to unwind at a small patch of their own. Broaden the hunt for accommodation by taking a look at HomeAway’s holiday rentals in Güimar.
All holiday apartments in Candelaria belong to modern developments, and so are carefully equipped to meet the needs of families and couples. Pools are offered by almost all rentals in this area, and inside guests will have facilities like internet access, satellite TV and fully appointed kitchens at their fingertips.
-Beaches: There are five beaches on the coastline next to Candelaria. Here there’s less overt tourism and fewer crowds than in the big resorts to the south. One beach popular with locals is Playa de Candelaria, with half a kilometre of black volcanic sand and lively surf. A beach complemented by great facilities is Las Arenas. This one is especially popular with surfers.
-Heritage: It’s a good idea to make time to see the Cave of Achbinico, which has been an important cultural site on the island for several thousand years. It is believed a sacred flame was kept alight here continuously for centuries. The cave sits behind the Basilica of Candelaria and features a Dominican hermitage. The Basilica itself has a number of lovely frescoes, while next to the sea outside it are a series of bronze statues representing nine aboriginal kings of Tenerife.
-Natural sights: There’s eye-catching natural scenery all around Tenerife, an upshot of the island’s turbulent volcanic geology. El Teide is unmissable; the peak of this huge volcano stands 3,718 metres above sea-level. On the northeast side of Tenerife is the Añaga range, which is a fine place for walks. The damper climate here has created dense and steamy laurel forest, which is fantastic to explore via hiking trails.
-Day trips: There’s plenty to see and do within a short drive of Candelaria, so it’s always worthwhile jumping in the car and seeing what’s around. For history, the UNESCO World Heritage Site at San Cristóbal de la Laguna is essential. The beautiful renaissance layout of the old city was replicated at settlements across the Americas. Las Teresitas is a short drive north, and rightfully held as one of the best beaches in the entire Canary Islands.
-Diving: Diving is a favourite for holidaymakers on Tenerife. Everything combines to make it one of the best places in Europe to try out this activity—the water temperatures are comfortable, the currents are safe, there are plenty of great dive centres and, most importantly, there’s a great deal to see underwater, with rich wildlife that includes green turtles, as well as tremendous volcanic caves and shipwrecks.
Tenerife’s climate is fantastic, and helps to make the island a year-round holiday destination. In summer there are daily highs between 25 and 28?C and rainfall is very rare. Guests arriving at a Candelaria holiday home in winter won’t have to wrap up either. Between November and March there’s a bit more rain, but temperatures climb to the low-20s on most days throughout this season.
Tenerife has two main airports—Tenerife North (TFN) for domestic Spanish traffic and Tenerife South (TFS) for flights from abroad. Guests travelling to Candelaria apartments from the UK will be able to choose from a host of connections from UK airports to Tenerife South. Candelaria is located 45 kilometres from the airport, and the journey should take about half an hour by car on the TF-1. Public transport is an alternative via the 111 bus, which departs every half an hour from the airport.